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Windows 10 - want to create a VM and install windows server 2012 R2

Robert Gragg
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Current operating system is Windows 10 and I want to create a VM to install Windows Server 2012 R2, can I do and keep my windows 10 operating system on host?

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Assuming you have Windows 10 Enterprise, Professional, or Education yes you can add the hyper-v role.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/quick-start/enable-hyper-v

then create a VM

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/quick-start/quick-create-virtual-...

using the free 2012 R2 evaluation ISO available here.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2012-r2

 

 

 

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